Bills Sportfishing And Guide Service

Whether you’re a seasoned sea wolf or an angler who still has to earn his sea legs, Bill’s Sportfishing and Guide Service is ready to give you the best fishing adventure you can have in San Francisco Bay!

Captain Bill Clap invites you to join him aboard his 24’ pilothouse, a custom-built boat manufactured by H&F Radon. She can fit up to 6 anglers at the same time, so gather your fishing crew. State-of-the-art Raymarine electronics and navigation equipment is present on board, so you can quickly find your fish and not waste time traveling.

Captain Bill will take you fishing after a wide range of exciting species that live in the San Francisco Bay area as well as in the Pacific Ocean. You will bottom fish for Rockfish, Halibut, and Lingcod, while you can drift fish for Striped Bass. If you want to catch some Chinook Salmon you’ll have to troll or mooch for it – the captain will supply you with all necessary equipment. If you’re up for a solid battle in the Bay, you can target the famous Leopard Shark.

You will use light and heavy tackle on this charter. High-quality gear is provided to you for use, such as Phoenix rods, Shimano reels, and custom Calstar rods. The captain will clean and fillet your catch, so don’t forget to bring a cooler to take your hard-fought dinner home.

If you’re looking to spend the afternoon relaxing in San Francisco Bay or feel the heart-pounding action of battling huge beasts in the ocean, Bills Sportfishing and Guide Service has something for you, book with them to set out on an exciting West Coast adventure!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Ocean Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 15 - Oct 31
    $1,350
    up to 6 persons
    This trip will take you out to the coast of the Pacific Ocean and further out into the waters. The main targets for this trip will be Rockfish and Lingcod, although you may run into other species. All required equipment will be provided by the charter.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 15 - Oct 31
    $1,200
    up to 6 persons
    This trip will take you fishing for the entire day in the bountiful San Francisco Bay. You can expect to target Halibut and Striped Bass mainly, as well as other species you may run into. All gear necessary will be supplied to you.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Leopard Sharks
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 15 - Oct 31
    $1,200
    up to 6 persons
    This trip will take you fishing for the gorgeous Leopard Sharks. You will fish up and down San Francisco Bay, targeting these beasts, as well as other species you run into. All required equipment will be provided by the charter.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Ocean Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 15 - Oct 31
    $225
    per person
    4 persons minimum
    This trip will take you out to the coast of the Pacific Ocean and further out into the waters. The main targets for this trip will be Rockfish and Lingcod, although you may run into other species. All required equipment will be provided by the charter.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Ocean Salmon
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 15 - Oct 31
    $225
    per person
    4 persons minimum
    This trip will take you to the Pacific Ocean, where you will target the King Salmon. You will mainly troll or mooch the waters for this prestigious fish. The first 2 lead balls for mooching are free, with an additional fee being charged after that.
  • Shared trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 15 - Oct 31
    $200
    per person
    4 persons minimum
    This trip will take you to San Francisco Bay where you will fish for Halibut and Striped Bass. You will use live bait and fish using light tackle. All required equipment will be provided by the captain.
  • Shared trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 12:30 PM
    Seasonal trip Apr 15 - Oct 31
    $200
    per person
    4 persons minimum
    On this trip you will primarily target Striped Bass and Halibut in San Francisco Bay. Live bait will be used, as well as light tackle. All equipment you may need will be provided by the charter.
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About the Captain

Bill Clapp
Berkeley, California, United States
Angler's Choice
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11 Customer Reviews
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Member since April 2018
Capt. Bill has been fishing the waters of San Francisco Bay and beyond for more than 30 years. He's also been fishing the waters surrounding Sacramento for over two and a half decades now. That amount of fishing has given him tremendous knowledge on the local fish, that's he's keen on sharing with his customers. He's a true angler, spending 12 months of the year on the water – when he's not fishing he's maintaining his boat, exploring the waters, or looking for hotspots.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Bass (Striped)
Halibut
Lingcod
Rockfish

Salmon (Chinook)
Shark (Leopard)

Boat Specs

H&F Custom Radon (Pilothouse) originally built in 1995. Powered by a 325HP Mercruser 350 Mag Horizon engine.

Length
24 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Drift Fishing
Flounder Gigging
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Catch cleaning & filleting

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 14 days before the trip. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
Pickup agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 15% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:
Cash
Visa
Mastercard
American Express

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 2% fee.

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
Photos by reviewers (15)
4.91
out of 5 stars from 11 reviews
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Experience
Halibut fishing for the day
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
90%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
100%
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Michael T.
San Francisco, CA
 5.00
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Half day trip with Captain Bill

VERIFIED   August 10, 2019
It was our first fishing trip . My kids really enjoyed the trip . Captain Bill moved the boat to multiple positions (6) so...
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Nathaniel W.
Bakersfield, CA
 5.00
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Great trip

VERIFIED   August 31, 2019
Slow day but Bill went the extra mile to put fish on the boat. Thanks Bill
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Jeremiah N.
San Francisco, CA
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VERIFIED   August 24, 2019
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Spanish Flat, CA
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Fishing with Bill

VERIFIED   August 3, 2019
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July fishing trip

VERIFIED   July 5, 2019
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